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Орфография рукописи как свидетель текстологической преемственности

Кривко Р. Н.

Old Churhc Slavonic orthography is considered to be as an essential tool for textual critisism. Since autonomous written usage is controlled by the lunguistic reflexion of scribe(s), the description of „unusual“ phenomena, i.e. deviation from scribal usage as attested by witnesses and resulted by the influence of the earlier stages of textual transmission is of importance for textual criticism. On the base of comparison of original Churhc Slavonic texts composed by Climent of Ohrid, Naoum of Ohrid and Constantine of Bulgaria it has been proved that Moravian (West Slavic) traces in the orthography of some Old Churhc Slavonic glagolitic manusripts may not go back to the earliest period of Church Slavonic linguistic history, but represent variety of Western and South Slavic linguistic features, which was typical for the literary tradition established by the disciples of Methodius in the Western regions of the First Bulgarian Kingdom. The analysis of phonetic and orthographic features of the Old Churhc Slavonic manusripts of Old East Bulgarian origin makes it possible to assertain that the earliest East Slavonic office menaia do not correspond with the literary heritage of the Eastern regions of the First Bulgarian Kingdom, but are related with Church Slavonic linguistic usage of South-Western origin.